Bihar panchayat breaks China’s record of paddy production

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A gram panchayat in Nalanda district of Bihar has surpassed the Chinese record of paddy production, Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar informed Parliament on Tuesday.

“As per the reports received from the state government, the yield of wet paddy has been recorded at 22.4 tonne per hectare and that of dry paddy at 20.16 tonne a hectare in the district of Nalanda, Bihar…,” Pawar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The record yield was achieved under demonstration on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) which was organised at farmer’s field during kharif 2011, he added.

“It has surpassed the yield of 19 tonne/hectare which was recorded earlier in China,” Pawar said.

This rare feat has been achieved by Darbespura panchayat in Katri Sarai block of Nalanda, which is also native district of chief minister Nitish Kumar.

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